Make Charcoal, Don’t Burn it. The following photos will show the basics of converting a conventional Weber charcoal grill to carbon negative cooking. The resulting Biochar might well be added to your compost and thus link cooking with growing. iCan_Weber_Conversion v101.pdf This is an open source project.
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This is a co-creation project that is both open source and open knowledge. It is based on work first done by Amanda Ravenhill & Hugh McLaughlin at CHAB Camp in 2010. In terms of the quality and quantity of biochar, and the cleanliness of the stack gases, this design is yielding the best balanced results [...]
Easy iCan in its safety can What can I do with some old cans? I can make a stove I can cook a meal I can make biochar I can be carbon negative I can change the world I live in That’s why these cans are called iCans Illustrated instructions for making the Easy iCan [...]
Description: This is an interdisciplinary activity for grades 9 – 12, revolving around use of biochar to mitigate climate change and promote sustainable agriculture / horticulture. It involves climate science, plant science, and chemistry. Advanced students will also encounter some elementary combustion science and thermodynamics, soil science, and botany. The activity includes hands-on construction and [...]
iCan, a pyrolytic TLUD stove, operating at 1000 degrees, using readily available materials Igniting inquiry into basic science An iCan is an easy to make, inexpensive, hands-on teaching tool for harvesting carbon formerly in the atmosphere. The harvested carbon is then relocated for appropriate environmental applications providing long term benefits. [...]
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A longer story starts below the fold on the front page of the Lancaster Farmer: I-Can Optimism More on iCans here and here.
Complete iCan system In this case, the second can has been modified to provide exhaust holes, as the top is essentially sealed by the bucket inserted into it. The bucket is stainless steel and holds 1 liter of water with a bit of room to spare. I give the 320 grams of softwood pellets, [...]